Sign the Petition: Tell School Districts to Keep Commercial Advertising Out of Schools

Let’s Get Back to Commercial-Free Schools

Across the country, many school districts face significant budget shortfalls. Seeking alternative sources of revenue, growing numbers of districts are allowing corporations to advertise on school properties. Eager to target a potentially lucrative market, advertisers are marketing their products in school cafeterias, athletic stadiums, on school buses, on lockers, and even in classrooms.

Schools are no place for advertising. Allowing commercialism to infiltrate schools undermines their educational mission. Kids learn market values instead of civic values. And, often, it is junk food makers that are most eager to advertise in schools. In an already hyper-commercialized world, children need schools to be a sanctuary from the onslaught of advertising they face everywhere else.

To make matters worse, in-school advertising schemes rarely raise significant revenue for school districts. When they permit advertising, districts are left in the same financial hole they began in, but now their students’ education has been compromised.

Some things shouldn’t be for sale.

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We, the undersigned, believe that commercial advertising has no place in schools. We call on school district officials to reject all plans to allow commercial advertising on school properties.

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226-250 of 15530 signatures
Number Date Name Location Add a Comment
15305 Wed Sep 12 19:11:36 EDT 2012 Fran Collette Boise, ID Schools are for education, not commercialization!!!
15304 Wed Sep 12 18:47:23 EDT 2012 Dominick Saia Louisville, CO
15303 Wed Sep 12 18:38:38 EDT 2012 Michael Madias Portland, OR
15302 Wed Sep 12 18:30:47 EDT 2012 Andrea Jones Aurora, IL
15301 Wed Sep 12 18:12:02 EDT 2012 Janet Bovenkerk Park Forest, IL
15300 Wed Sep 12 18:08:41 EDT 2012 Desmon McMahan Louisville, KY
15299 Wed Sep 12 18:06:32 EDT 2012 Richard Mankiewicz Los Angeles, CA
15298 Wed Sep 12 17:34:35 EDT 2012 Sally Phelps Taos, NM
15297 Wed Sep 12 17:22:23 EDT 2012 Desmon McMahan Louisville, KY
15296 Wed Sep 12 15:22:06 EDT 2012 Marie Weis Fox Island, WA
15295 Wed Sep 12 14:44:54 EDT 2012 George J. Krol Enfield, CT
15294 Wed Sep 12 14:16:56 EDT 2012 GRETCHEN MILLER Eugene, OR
15293 Wed Sep 12 13:51:01 EDT 2012 Daniel Senic Portland, OR
15292 Wed Sep 12 11:47:43 EDT 2012 Rebekah Hardeson Brighton, MA
15291 Wed Sep 12 10:59:31 EDT 2012 Walter Bloom Dunwoody, GA
15290 Wed Sep 12 10:33:52 EDT 2012 Ed Taylor Calinville,, IL
15289 Wed Sep 12 09:24:23 EDT 2012 Rebekah Hardeson Brighton, MA
15288 Wed Sep 12 09:16:40 EDT 2012 Marcia Schumann NEW YORK, NY
15287 Wed Sep 12 08:38:36 EDT 2012 Steve Overton Leicester , ot
15286 Wed Sep 12 03:58:23 EDT 2012 Donna Hanson Spring Hill, FL
15285 Wed Sep 12 02:27:23 EDT 2012 Marjorie Steakley Dallas, TX
15284 Wed Sep 12 02:05:09 EDT 2012 Cisco Mendez Fressno, CA
15283 Wed Sep 12 00:06:44 EDT 2012 Anonymous New York, NY
15282 Tue Sep 11 23:53:46 EDT 2012 Oralia Acosta Texas City, TX STOP BUYING OUR KIDS, OUR FUTURE AND OUR COUNTRY!
15281 Tue Sep 11 23:51:27 EDT 2012 JM Hood Riverside, CA
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